MOZART : STRING QUARTET No 19 In C major K. 465 “DISSONANCE”. I – adagio, allegro

Η φιλία και ο αμοιβαία εκτίμηση που συνέδεε τον Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart με τον Joseph Haydn είναι γνωστή. Το ίδιο και η εντιμότητα με την οποία ο Haydn, μέγιστος μουσικός ο ίδιος, και ένας από τους πιο πετυχημένους της εποχής, αναγνώριζε τα πρωτεία του φίλου του. «Ενώπιον Θεού σας λέω, ότι ο γιος σας είναι ο μεγαλύτερος συνθέτης που γνωρίζω, είτε προσωπικά είτε κατ’ όνομα» είχε πει στον πατέρα Leopold. Παρεμπιπτόντως, στο πρόσωπο του τελευταίου, ολοκληρώνεται η «συνωμοσία» της μοίρας για να προκύψει ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους μουσικούς νόες όλων των εποχών: σαν να μην έφτανε το ότι ο Wolfgang ήταν αυτός που ήταν, έτυχε να έχει για πατέρα έναν από τους σπουδαιότερους μουσικούς παιδαγωγούς της εποχής του.
Τον Σεπτέμβριο του 1785 ο
Mozart αφιέρωσε στον Haydn μια σειρά από έξη κουαρτέτα εγχόρδων – πέρα από την έκφραση φιλίας και αγάπης, ένας «φόρος τιμής» στον άνθρωπο που δημιούργησε τη φόρμα. Το πρώτο μέρος του τελευταίου από αυτά, ξεκινάει με ένα μυστηριώδες πέρασμα, με αδιανόητα τολμηρές για την εποχή διαφωνίες. Τόσο τολμηρές [άκουσμα 100% αρχών του 20ου αιώνα] που πέρασε καιρός για να αποφανθούν οι μελετητές ότι δεν επρόκειτο περί λάθους, όπως είχαν αρχικά νομίσει.
Αυτό το μέρος ακούμε, σαν ένα απειροελάχιστο φόρο τιμής στον άνθρωπο που γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα,
27 Ιανουαρίου 1756 στο Σάλτσμπουργκ.

The friendship and mutual appreciation between
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn is well known. So is the honesty with which Haydn, a great musician himself, and one of the most successful of his time, recognized his friend’s primacy. “Before God I tell you, your son is the greatest composer I know, either personally or by name,” he had told father Leopold. Incidentally, it is in the face of the later, that the “conspiracy” of fate to produce one of the greatest musical minds of all time is completed: as if it were not enough that Wolfgang was who he was, he happened to have as a father one of the greatest musical educators of his time.
In September 1785
Mozart dedicated a series of six string quartets to Haydn – in addition to expressing friendship and love, it was also a “tribute” to the man who created the form. The first part of the last of these quartets, begins with a mysterious passage with unimaginably daring dissonances. So bold [the listening is 100% early 20th century] that it took time for scholars to rule that it wasn’t a mistake, as was their first assumption.
This is the part we hear, as a humble tribute to the man who was born today,
January 27, 1756 in Salzburg.

Arthur Grumiaux – violin, Arpad Gerecz – violin, Max Leuseur – viola, Eva Czako – cello

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  1. Dale January 28, 2021 at 5:20 am

    My ears are always ready for Mozart!

  2. Resa January 28, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Okay, this is my first history lesson about string quartets, that were created by Haydn.
    So, this music here is just a part of one of the 6 that Mozart dedicated to Haydn?
    How long is the entire piece? I loved it!!!! Thank you. I truly want to know that I am understanding correctly!

    1. Oannes January 29, 2021 at 9:33 am

      Haydn was huge. His appeal to the public doesn’t represent his value, maybe because he was a quiet court musician [no flamboyant revolutionary practices here]. But he truly pushed music ahead, being the father not only of the Quartet, but also of …the Symphony, as we know it. He wrote …106 of them, and “only” 68 quartets. A part of one of them quartets, based on a hymn he’d dedicated to the Emperor, was later adopted as the German National Anthem.

      1. Resa January 29, 2021 at 8:27 pm

        Especially interesting is that one of his pieces became the German National Anthem.

    2. Oannes January 31, 2021 at 10:07 pm

      He dedicated 6 quartets. Every quartet is consisted of 4 parts. So this one we hear here, is representing the 1/24 of the whole music material …approximately.
      Thank you!!!

      1. Resa January 31, 2021 at 10:15 pm

        Ahhh!!!! Thank you!


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